Why Sheffield?

Sheffield University Management School building

When you study with us, you study at a Triple Crown accredited management school within a Russell Group institution.

Your postgraduate experience will shape your future and influence your personal development.

We understand how important the decision on where to study is for you and your future. That's why we've put together some information to help you decide whether Sheffield is right for you.

Students holding group meetings in the Management School

The Management School's reputation

We're a Triple Crown accredited management school within a Russell Group university.

As a student and graduate of our School, you will be associated with our global reputation for excellence.

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Students researching graduate employers in the Management School

Our dedication to your career

From the moment you walk through our doors your career is our priority.

Through our teaching and dedicated careers facilities, we'll help you develop into a highly employable graduate.

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The University of Sheffield Students' Union

A unique student experience

The No.1 Students' Union

Your university experience shapes the person you become when you graduate.

Our Students' Union is consistently voted the best in the UK. There's plenty of opportunity to relax, have fun, and meet new people at Sheffield.

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The Peace Gardens in Sheffield city centre

A vibrant and safe city

Sheffield is the 4th largest city in the UK, yet it's also one of the greenest. It's frequently ranked as one of the safest and most affordable major cities in the UK.

You'll never be short of something to do in Sheffield, thanks to the city's eclectic mix of restaurants, shops, bars, music venues, cinemas and theatres.  

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Students meeting in the Management Shool courtyard

A Triple Crown accredited Management School

Our Triple Crown accreditation places us within the global elite of business and management schools. It is an endorsement of the quality of our programmes, research output, support for students and alumni, and links with industry. The University of Sheffield is also a member of the Russell Group, which represents the UK's leading universities.

As a research-led Russell Group institution, our teaching is influenced by our world leading research. The content of our programmes is based on topics and issues relevant to the world today. Many of our academics remain active in industry, and our modules expose students to real world scenarios to ensure that our graduates are work-ready.     

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Our dedication to your career Students in the Employability Hub in the Management School

The University of Sheffield is the top University in the north for graduate prospects.

At the Management School, your employability is our priority from the moment you walk through our doors.

The School has its very own Employability Hub and unrivalled links with graduate employers. Top graduate employers frequently visit the school to hold sessions directly with our students.

Employability is also embedded in our curriculum. As part of your postgraduate programme you will have the opportunity to undertake a company project as part of your dissertation, working to solve an existing problem within a company.

Your career

Students' Union, the University of Sheffield

A unique student experience

The No.1 Students' Union 

University life encompasses more than just your studies. What you do in your spare time shapes your university experience and the contacts you make.

The University of Sheffield's Students' Union is consistently voted the best Students' Union in the UK - it has held the number one spot in Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey for 10 years running.

The Students' Union building boasts ample study spaces, bars, a cinema, cafes, shops, as well as support services.

There are over 300 societies to get involved with, from the more academically focused (Management Society, Investment Society), to societies for specific hobbies, sports and cultures.

Students' Union


Weston Park, Sheffield

A vibrant and safe city

The surroundings

Sheffield is the 4th largest city in the UK, and the only UK city to have a national park (the Peak District) within its city boundary.

The Management School building and the student accommodation is a short walk from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, yet a short bus journey will transport you to the rolling hills and open countryside of the Peak District. It's the perfect location for city and country lovers alike.

Community and safety

Sheffield is truly a student city. Having two universities in the city centre creates a fantastic environment and community for students.

Sheffield is an easy-going place to live, and locals welcome the contribution students make to life in the city. What's more, the Complete University Guide ranks Sheffield as one of the safest major university cities in the UK.

Things to do

Sheffield has the largest theatre complex outside London, one of the largest independent cinemas in Europe, a diverse network of museums, and a thriving music scene flourishing in small pubs, bars and major venues including Sheffield Arena and the City Hall.

With Sheffield's eclectic mix of cafes, restaurants, bars and venues, you'll never be short of something to do in Sheffield.

An affordable city for students

Sheffield is ranked among the top 10 most affordable UK university cities in the 2017 Natwest Student Living Index. If you choose to stay in University accommodation, this is located a short walk away from the campus and city centre. Most bus companies in Sheffield offer a £1.20 fare with your NUS card for any journey within the city.

Shops, venues and services in Sheffield compete to offer the best discounts for the student population. What's more the Students' Union provides an array of affordable eateries, entertainment and bars.

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